Affecting 2-3% of the population, scoliosis is a genetic condition that is characterized by a curve of the spine. While a small amount of curvature to the spine may not be cause for concern, more severe scoliosis can have a significant impact on a person’s day-to-day life.
Our work in creating medical devices for spinal deformities means we see the challenges people with scoliosis and their families face every day. Recently, we were given an opportunity to further our involvement with this patient community through an event in partnership with Setting Scoliosis Straight. The event created a forum for patients and their families to ask questions about treatment options. We gained valuable insight about the concerns those coping with scoliosis have, from fear of surgery to the social impact of the condition. We also witnessed a more priceless outcome – attendees walked away with a greater clarity and a sense of support in their treatment.
We have always felt a responsibility to patients with spinal deformities and the healthcare providers who serve them, which is why our support of Setting Scoliosis Straight and the Harms Study Group extends back to its inception in 1995. Together, these organizations work to support discovery and advance techniques in the treatment of spinal deformities in children and adolescents worldwide—a goal we wholeheartedly have in common.
Right now, you can join us in our latest initiative to support scoliosis patients and researchers! Donate a Photo is a free app created by Johnson & Johnson, but available to everyone on iOS and Android. Its sole purpose is to allow people to share photos in support of a cause. For every photo shared through the app, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to Setting Scoliosis Straight. You can donate a photo every day from now through August 15th, 2019 by following three simple steps:
- Select ‘Setting Scoliosis Straight’ from the list of available causes
- Pick a photo
- Share on the app
Learn more about Donate a Photo!